The piece features spectacular, deep-red, transparent and lustrous Sphalerite crystals on Quartz. There are numerous Sphalerite crystals throughout the piece, and they are gemmy and sharp and many are unusually large. The front is covered with a reddish microcrystalline Quartz/Sphalerite while the back is coated with larger colorless Quartz crystals that make there way up to the top, creating a striking contrast with the Sphalerite. On the right side of the piece is a cavity that hosts a handful of Sphalerite crystals as well. The large, centered Sphalerite crystal on top is stunning. A beautiful piece that literally sparkles. In excellent condition.
Location: Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan, China
Size: 10 x 6 x 6.5 cm